Easy as pie? Is pie really easy? It's easy to eat, but not always easy to make. Excellence is easy to appreciate and enjoy, but getting there takes a while. Join me in my Pursuit In Excellence. It won't be quick , but it will be worth it!
For me excellence revolves around motherhood and grandmahood. It is central to my many interests which I use to help my children develop their talents and have fun.
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I miss having little kids, it’s such a change. I love my teenagers; they’re not sassy or rebellious. But, I miss the “excuse” to celebrate silly little holidays, having weekly summer themes and the other fun kids activities splattered all over Pinterest. Granted, my teenagers will play along with my silliness – especially if there is food involved. But at this stage of the game they are just as content, if not more so, to hang out in their rooms with their noses in books. It’s weird feeling like an empty nester when we’re all home together.
I don’t think it’s just me though. Take a minute and compare the number of blogs focused on young kid activitiescompared to the number of with teen activities. It’s about a 1:5 ratio. I think there is a golden window for themed stay-at-home summer camps and ice chalk. That window quietly starts shutting as the kids approach junior high.
Maybe I’m also missing being a stay at home mom. I enjoy my job and I work for a great company. But it’s hard to get everything done, much less to find the time to make Groundhog Day cupcakes.
All the more reason to revamp my blog. I’m in a different place than when I started my blog all those years ago. My challenge to adjust to my current life has seeped over to how my blog no longer feels like me. I’m hoping a blog makeover will help me feel more comfortable here, and maybe help me on my journey to feel more comfortable in my own skin.
What started off as our traditional Christmas morning breakfast has also become our traditional Easter morning breakfast. With all those hard-boiled eggs, this is the perfect way to actually use all those eggs the Easter Bunny hid. Just don’t try it with the plastic ones; the chocolate ones might not be the best either.
I love when the egg dye bleeds into the eggs and makes breakfast a little extra pretty.
Since the Easter Bunny visits us on Saturday morning, I assemble Sunday’s breakfast on Saturday night and bake it Sunday morning.
- 12 hard boiled eggs
- 24 sausage links
- 1 cube of butter or margarine
- 1 cup flour
- 3-4 cups milk
- Cheddar cheese
- Brown sausage and lay in 9” x 13” pan.
- Slice eggs in half lengthwise and lay on the sausage.
- Melt butter, stir in flour and milk.
- Cook until over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it forms a thick sauce, about 10 or 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Cover with foil.
- Refrigerate overnight.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
I keep getting more and more behind with this whole blogging thing, now I’m slicing November and December in the middle of January! But I’m glad to review the last too months regardless. Maybe this year I can come up with a schedule I can make happen.
.6 – Pounds gained
1 – Book read, Crossed by Ally Condie
29 – Countries visited
48 – Rolls made for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d grab a shower while I let the rolls rise. As you can see that wasn’t the best idea.
49 – States visited
687 – Words added to book
1512 – Page views on Easy As PIE
0 – Words added to my book, I did Christmas instead
2 – Books read, yeah a big finish
2.8 – Pounds gained
12 – Months sliced
20 – Countries visited
25 – Projects completed
46 – States visited
48 – More rolls for Christmas. I had more than I needed for dinner, so I asked my kids if they minded if I shared some of the extra rolls with my team members at work. One of kiddos said, “No, we can eat 30 rolls.”
587 – Pages views
Now that I’ve survived December and have a year of months sliced under my belt for 2013, I’m trying to wrap my head around the New Year. I’m still wrestling with setting my goals for this year so I can move forward and successfully slice another year’s worth of months.
Fall has officially hit here in Arizona! It’s 64 degrees as I write this. I’ve been enjoying soups and chili all month and despite the five bowls of candy on my counter, I’m in the mood for some baking. Before I get too carried away with fall festivities, I better slice October!
0 – Books read. I’m close to finishing the one I started last month.
1 – Food day at work and way too many snacks to count.
2 – New team members at work.
2.2 – Pounds gained
3 – Super fun activities with my Cub Scouts
4 – People making a spontaneous batch of sauteed apples – Yum!
10 – Push-ups this month
12 – Projects completed
15 – General Conference talks watched, even though I worked on Sunday
30 – Countries visited Easy As PIE
47 – States visited
66 – Words added to my book. That’s like two whole sentences!
100 – Percent on my training test at work, highest score in the class (or on my team)
881 – Page views to my poor neglected blog
Now that November’s half way over, I have finally sliced October. How did your month go and how is your new month going? Are you ready for Thanksgiving?